Things that happen when people who work with trees (basically having them removed before they destroy anything within their surroundings) marry:
This was one of my more elaborate wedding cakes, though by far not the largest one, and demanded some more planning ahead than I was used to. How to make the treetop? How the trunk?
So, that was the first step of the cake construction; cutting several layers of vanilla sponge into a treetop-like form. Below the cake there is some styrofoam, glued to the cake plate, to get the shape more ... well ... tree-like.
On the table, in front of the cake stand there is a texture sheet. Pressed onto soft fondant it gives it the texture of a tree bark.
Covering the treetop in fondant is a bit demanding and I have no idea how to do it and get a satisfying result, but since I wanted to cover it in leaves anyway, it was not important how the basic cover looked like 😛
There are more than 600 leaves on that tree ^^
Oh, and since the couple loves hunting and has got two dachshunds, I had to include them in the cake as well, somehow.
The pic doesn't show it too well, but I carved a heart and the couple's initial letters into the 'bark'.
Other little details were the rabbit jumping into the burrow, the clutch of eggs and several butterflies all over the cake.
The cake itself (treetop as well as the meadow) consisted of vanilla sponge layered with cherries and vanilla buttercream. This is how the complete cake looked in my kitchen ...
... and at the venue:
The thing seemed so small, I was really afraid that it was not enough cake for all the people, but miraculously some people even got second helpings.
Skimming through my old laptop, I found so many more cake pictures that I have not blogged, yet, but that only means that there's a lot to do ;)